Monday, August 13, 2012

HealthInfra and Urban Development

I spoke at the CII seminar-cum-exhibition inaugural session this morning. The session was held at ITC Sonar Bangla. The exhibition was held at Milan Mela ground nearby.

I talked of the Health City Project by the Burdwan Development Authority (BDA) on a PPP basis. It is being developed on 57 acres of land at Goda Mouza not far from Burdwan town. Bengal CES Infratech is the Private Partner. The Phase I would consist of Trauma Care & Medical Research Centre, Mother & Child Care Centre, Mobile Health Units and related infrastructure. There will be two more phases as well.

  I also spoke that Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority (SJDA) had also received request for super speciality hospital, school for paramedics, IVF & Infertility Centre, Neuro Trauma unit etc.

  I mentioned about the Health Hub in New Town, Rajarhat around the Tata Medical Centre. HIDCO has also provided land for a Tata Medical Reserach Centre, a cardiology unit, an eko diagnostic clinic, Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital, Sankar Netralaya Eye Hospital, Disha Eye Clinic, Global Hospital for Organ Transplantation and a Nursing College.

Incidentally, Urban Development Department is the Administrative Department for HIDCO, SJDA and BDA along with other bodies.
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In the afternoon, Minister Firhad Hakim and me called upon H.E. the Governor of West Bengal at Raj Bhavan on UD departmental matters. The meeting was in the Governor's study room.


  1. Sir, it is great to see so many health care units coming up in Newtown. A big healthcare hub would definitely bring in medical tourists and provide an impetus to the upcoming hotels in Newtown as well. I would request if we can have a few general hospitals, over and above the specialty units, to take care of the Newtown residents regular medical needs.

    1. Samik,

      I think there is no land for general hospitals in New Town. However, no doubt, that is required and obviously not a shabby Govt general hospital.